Official Logo of Forum (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Culture press release)
CAIRO – 4 November 2017: The third edition of the Popular Cultures in Africa forum kicks off on November 13 and will run until November 16 in Aswan. Twenty African countries are participating.
Organized by the Supreme Council of Culture, the forum will be launched in Aswan as a result of the governorate being chosen as the African cultural hub. A number of researchers, intellectuals, novelists, and artists are participating.
The countries participating include Uganda, Burundi, Chad, Tanzania, Tunisia, South Sudan, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Congo, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritania, Nigeria, and Namibia according to a public statement.
The forum will tackle variety of topics including major cultures in the continent, types of literature, visual arts and African dance, music, and cinema. Other topics will also include culture from different communities in Africa, the impact of press and social media on African culture, and other issues in the field of gender, politics, and medicine.
Several activities will be held in this edition including a book exhibition and a fine arts exhibition that will feature the works of 50 artists.
The first edition of the festival was held in 2010 called African Culture Exchanges Amid Globalization, while the second edition was held in 2015 titled Identity in African Literature and Art.